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Goodguys announce 2016 event schedule


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The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has announced its 2016 schedule, which includes 20 events.

Notable changes include the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York, which will be home for the East Coast Nationals, June 10-12, followed by the Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals, July 10-12 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The Nostalgia Nationals, held in Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will celebrate its 5th year by moving to a fall date, October 14-16, similar to the inaugural year.

Meanwhile, the West Coast National celebrates its 30th anniversary August 26-28 at Pleasanton, California.

Also, the signature award for pre-1948 hot rods, the Goodguys 2016 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award, will be given at the 11th Nashville Nationals, May 13-15 at Nissan Stadium.

The 2016 event schedule starts with the Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals, March 4-6 at WestWorld in Scottsdale,  Arizona, where it returns for its 2016 finale, the 19th Southwest Nationals, November 18-20.

Autocross racing will be held at 16 of the 20 events, and three vintage drag races will be staged as well.

To register for an event or check to see if it offers autocross or drag racing, visit the Goodguys website.

The complete schedule is as follows:

March 4-6                            7th Spring Nationals (Scottsdale, AZ)

March 11-13                       6th Spring Lone Star Nationals (Fort Worth, TX)

March 19 & 20   34th All American Get-Together (Pleasanton, CA)

April 1-3                               16th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals (Del Mar, CA)

April 15-17                           2nd North Carolina Nationals (Raleigh, NC)

May 13-15                           11th Nashville Nationals (Nashville, TN)

June 4 & 5                           23rd Summer Get-Together (Pleasanton, CA)

June 10-12                          24th Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals (Rhinebeck, NY)

June 25                                 2nd Speedway Motors Day At The Hay (Lincoln, NE)

July 1-3                                 25th Heartland Nationals (Des Moines, IA)

July 8-10                               19th Goodguys PPG Nationals, Columbus, OH)

July 29-31                            29th Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals (Puyallup, WA)

August 19-21                      15th Great Northwest Nationals (Spokane, WA)

August 26-28                      30th West Coast Nationals (Pleasanton, CA)

September 9-11               19th Colorado Nationals (Loveland, CO)

Sept 30 – Oct 2 24th Lone Star Nationals (Fort Worth, TX)

October 14-16                   5th Nostalgia Nationals (Bowling Green, KY)

October 21-23   23rd Southeastern Nationals (Charlotte, NC)

November 12 & 13          27th Autumn Get-Together (Pleasanton, CA)

November 18-20              19th Southwest Nationals (Scottsdale, AZ)

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  1. So glad you are bringing back the Rhinebeck area Event…we went there for many years..one of our favorites

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